Green-fingered residents are celebrating after a Gateshead nursing home was given £40,000 to renovate its garden.
The investment in Solehawk Ltd’s Craigielea Community Nursing Home has been used to install two pathways for residents to enjoy the garden as well as new block pathing for a patio area with outdoor seating next to the facility’s cafe.
Thomas Varghese, director for care homes at Solehawk Ltd, said: “Our residents’ quality of life is of the highest importance to us and our investment into Craigielea’s garden shows our commitment to this, enhancing the outdoor space for residents – whether they enjoy going for a short stroll or simply relaxing in the new patio area, taking in the sights of the surrounding plants and flowers.
“It was great to see the smiles on residents’ faces when the finished product was revealed at our garden party and we hope that access to the improved garden continues to do this.”
The investment is the first in a series planned across the Solehawk portfolio.
Further additions to the garden include a water feature, grassy areas, as well as a varied range of colourful plants and flowers.
To celebrate the garden’s completion, residents’ families, friends of the care home, stakeholders and members of the local community were invited to a special garden party, where they enjoyed a BBQ from the staff at Italian restaurant Fratello’s Jesmond.